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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

zlives Re: so... (461 comments)

I guess I forgot to add the "sarcasm" tag to my post why o why is /. so far behind FB /sarcasm

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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

zlives so... (461 comments)

its safer to drive fast... got it

2 days ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

zlives Re:HTTPS may not be secure either (166 comments)

the article talks about state actors with physical access to ISP's... i don't think https is going to protect anyone that is target in such a manner.

5 days ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

zlives Re:Peak Hype (107 comments)

they have gone plaid?

5 days ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

zlives Re:what Snowden has done is like... (254 comments)

he would get a fair trial, just not fair judgement or fair punishment.

about two weeks ago
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Network Hijacker Steals $83,000 In Bitcoin

zlives Re:This is *NOT* hilarious ! (101 comments)

There is insurance for computer breach/financial loss due to hacking... wonder if miners should invest in such and also if such insurance is actually available for miners.

about two weeks ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

zlives Re:Cuts both ways (502 comments)

the issue is not of Goggle the company having done wrong but rather a Chinese criminal (dissenter?) may be hiding data outside China and Google must then open access for prosecution according to the laws of China.

about three weeks ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

zlives Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

don't be gay... i mean really or might loose your head

about three weeks ago
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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

zlives Re:Since this is the UK (190 comments)

damn, i also wonder if they used the metric system during the development...

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

zlives Re:PCI Compliance (348 comments)

dumb as in simple and easy to manage

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

zlives Re:PCI Compliance (348 comments)

iPad with squareup is about as dumb as it gets and will probably be the CC processing for something like this.

about three weeks ago
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Method Rapidly Reconstructs Animal's Development Cell By Cell

zlives Re:Wow (39 comments)

just wait till they can "predict" what every cell is going to do.

about a month ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

zlives Re:foolproof (244 comments)

A comma would have been nice in the above comment.

about a month ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

zlives Re:foolproof (244 comments)

or edited post mail.

about a month ago
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FCC Public Comment Period For Net Neutrality Ends Tomorrow, July 15

zlives Re:Don't forget to comment (69 comments)

+1, also commented

about a month ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

zlives ITT Tech (155 comments)

Meet Chuck, a drone mechanic and a DARN good one.

about a month ago

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Face Book buying Occulus rift

zlives zlives writes  |  about 5 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "i mean there is a shining example of trying to polishing a dead turd.

"Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn).""

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Tesla updates Model S software as a precaution against unsafe charging

zlives zlives writes  |  about 8 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Tesla Motors has maintained that the most recent fire involving one of its Model S electric vehicles isn't the result of a vehicle or battery malfunction, but the company is still addressing the situation with a software fix, according to Green Car Reports. The California-based automaker has added a software function that automatically reduces the charge current by about 25 percent when power from the charging source fluctuates outside of a certain range, Green Car Reports says, citing the Twitter feed from an Apple employee, @ddenboer, who owns a Model S. You can read the text of the update below."
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From the horses mouth: Shell predicts the future

zlives zlives writes  |  about 9 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Oil company predicts gas-powered cars will be 'nearly' gone by 2070 [w/video]

By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil-free. The oil giant is trying to understand the future (who isn't?) and to do that, it envisioned two possible futures, one called "Mountains" and the other "Oceans."

The two scenarios have some things in common: the idea of a world population at nine billion by 2050, increased prosperity and global energy demand. Given those situations, what's the world going to come to? No one knows for sure, but here are Shell's guesses, in short:

You can get the full 48-page PDF http://s01.static-shell.com/content/dam/shell-new/local/corporate/Scenarios/Downloads/Scenarios_newdoc.pdf and see a short video below. A key prediction comes on page 20, in a section called "A Changing Transportation Infrastructure." The long-term view is that:"

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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Timing To Less Than Federal Guidelines - Red Light

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes ""Red light cameras generated more than $100 million in revenue last year in approximately 70 Florida communities, with 52.5 percent of the revenue going to the state. The rest is divided by cities, counties, and the camera companies. In 2013, the cameras are on pace to generate $120 million."

I wonder what the camera company cut is?"

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Assasin's Creed Patrice Desilets fired, intends to 'fight Ubisoft vigorously'

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Assassin's Creed creator and game designer Patrice Desilets has been fired by Ubisoft, Desilets told Polygon today.
"Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft," Desilets told Polygon. "I was notified of this termination in person, handed a termination notice and was unceremoniously escorted out of the building by two guards without being able to say goodbye to my team or collect my personal belongings.""

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headlights that make rain invisible

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "According to CNET, the headlight uses a camera housed within the headlight assembly to detect rain (and presumably snow or hail) as it falls, and then it uses a processor to anticipate the path of the rain. Finally, the actual light is created by a projector, which uses the information supplied by the processor to block out the pixels where the rain is expected to be. This technology, as you can see in the image above, should help improve visibility since there will be less light reflected back at the driver by raindrops."
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Audi Parks car in the parking lot automagically. at CES

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year and a half ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Installed on this Audi A7, Piloted Parking allows a driver to drop themselves off and have the car autonomously drive away on its own and find its own parking spot. The car can then later be retrieved by "calling" it back with a specially designed smartphone app."
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Successful Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment : 5days to go

zlives zlives writes  |  about 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Project Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that we enjoyed making — and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back and that’s why we’re here — we need your help to make it a reality!

Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment."

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Back to the Future GTAIV style

zlives zlives writes  |  about 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "There are an abundance of modifications available for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, but few are excellent as the example found in the video below. A fan of both the car-thieving game series and the Back to the Future movie franchise managed to bring his two loves together by crafting a Marty McFly skin for game's Niko character. That's hardly impressive, but whipping up an accurate recreation of Doc Brown's time-travelling DeLorean DMC-12 in the game is something else entirely. YouTube user seedyrom34 has developed a detailed vehicle skin complete with an interior with a working flux capacitor."
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Ask Slashdot: Is droid/apps reading your emails

zlives zlives writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "I know there is no expectation of privacy with a gmail/hotmail/whatever.com email. However If you use a Droid/iPhone with Active-sync corp email. Apps and OS have the capability to read those emails? Does Google or Apple explicitly say that they do not? What kind of issues should I be aware of with 3rd party apps and AS email account containing HIPPA sensitive emails. Are there options to make this workable in a secure fashion... or should I dust off the old BB"

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